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the doors of homes in wood bine and ellicott city. >> a warm sunny day. that will be the story into sunday. it's getting toward mid-october and we're expecting changes. you can see the new front marching in. this will bring the threat for showers, beginning late saturday afternoon and a coastal system coming up and meeting cooler air. that would mean a raw miserable day on sunday. in the meantime, all eyes on texas. we're back playing outdoors. it looks like the weather will be fairly decent. 72 for the first pitch with falling temperatures. there will be the chance for a passing shower during the course of the game. overall not so bad at the first
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pitch. we'll see how things unfold. as long as we win, that's the main thing. throw out those diagrams. forget about the what if this, what if that conversations. >> all we matter is if they win or they go home. no one knows that better than the men who are about to take the field down in texas. christian schaffer is live in the heart of enemy territory for this make or break game. >> a lot of people are wondering if it came down to a playoff, who would be the starting pitcher. joe saunders, the lefthander. take a look behind me. you'll see where it's easier for a lefthander to hit a home run.
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it's .377. in left center field it's easier for a righthander. it's .390. that's probably one of the things that went into making that decision for buck showalter today. his main focus, get this game tonight and get back to baltimore to keep playing. >> a chance to roll the dice in october. that's why you do what you do. we're trying everything possible to get back to baltimore. >> reporter: i just saw the general manager that put this team together. here they are, the first playoff game in 15 years. we'll start here in texas in a couple hours. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> i could hit .377. >> that's a short field. >> they call it the home run
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porch here. >> no problem. in harford county, the color of the day, the color of the week is orange. we go live to buffalo wild wings in bel air. what's the mood there, jeff? >> reporter: at buffalo wild wings for a wild card game. meet as well be an antacid commercial. plenty of o's fans sitting on the edge with indigestion. we have steve led better. you said you've been a long time orioles fan. how long as it been since post season. >> in the '90s.
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it's long overdue. >> reporter: you've only had 48 hours. what it been like for the last 48 hours? >> the last 48 hours, a little stressful. not sure if they're going this make. it you're watching the oakland series, the texan series. i can tell you this team has the pitching. they have the defense. they have the three-run home run. that's 1983 all over again. >> reporter: i have to bring in chad. texas ranger fan. chad, explain why you're here. >> army officer at the proving ground. >> reporter: we'rement going to use the word choke.
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aren't army people supposed to adapt to their surroundings? i'm wondering where the o's cap is. thank you so much chad. thank you, william. people from texas, big and proud but doing down tonight if you ask an of the orioles fans. >> it's not too late to get his kid a hat. maybe we can work on that later. the place to be around town is all around town. it's either someplace out on the street, backyard, bar or just find the largest tv and watch the thing. for most of the tv's, cheryls surrounded by tv's. she's at glory days. everybody is hoping for a victory, aren't they? >> good times here.
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check out all of these televisions. they're everywhere. o's will be on these televisionings. they will also be on the overhead speakers. take a look at the wait staff. they're ready. they're in their ball caps. they're in their jerseys. glory days dear, all orioles, ready to serve the customers like bobby. now, of course, as an orioles fan you're excited. >> i'm excited. waited 15 years for this. nothing can get out of my mind. >> it all comes down to this one game. >> one game, but i wouldn't have it any other way. >> bobby's waiting for his friends to show up as well. of course, we have been across the area, talking to ooles fans, really witnesses this historical game we're about to
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see. don harrison was in annapolis today. check out the people he talked to. >> there's a reason the orioles bird is smiling. everyone wants him on their clothes. paul has been an o's fan since 1967. he thought this would be a good time to upgrade his wardrobe. he might be an old school guy but he's thinking about the new school orioles. >> time to renew. he's the man of the future. >> reporter: people are lining up for the orange and black dear but they can't get enough. >> end of september where we kept the orioles stuff. generally by about this time everything is ravens. >> you hear people talk about it at work. there's a lot of buzz.
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it's great watching them on tv. >> reporter: i know right now everybody is thinking about the orm and the ravens but in this area there's a lot of good sports going on. >> it's like the -- with everyone doing so well. >> reporter: rooting for those o's, don harrison, abc2 news. >> good job, don harrison. suddenly purple and orange match. businesses also profit. glory days in glen burnie have been open for 10 years. sales are up. we'll talk to the manager about that. cheryl conner, abc2 news. >> thanks so much. you've got orange on, right? you've got an orange shirt?
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>> here we go. >> give us a twirl. >> i put my party skirt on. it's friday. does that work for you, rosie? >> it workings for everybody -- works for everybody. >> we're used to paying more as we head into summer travel time but not now. why experts say prices are skyrocketing in the wrong season. >> is starbucks running dry on pumpkin spiced latte. say it isn't so. what they have to say about the pumpkin emergency.
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drivers are hurting again at the gas pump. prices are going up incredibly fast all across the country, especially am california -- in california. >> reporter: nationally gas prices sit at an all time high but in california a real sticker shock as it sures 20 cents over-- soars 20 cents overnight. the owner had to use upside down
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two's on its side. in los angeles gas hit $5.69. at the independently owned low p station, gas was nearly $6. their profit is down to 10 cents a gallon. >> we have no choice. we can take it all down and have no gas or charge that. >> reporter: with prices, they're expected to rise. those on fixed incomes worry. >> i don't know how everyone can make this these days. >> reporter: the only good news, the extreme price shocks in california might be unique. it's suffering from the lowest inventory in 10 years and other problems. >> we've had six consecutive weeks of setting prices. the national average is $3.69. >> reporter: with prices continuing to rise, what may
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seem like high prices today could be a bargain tomorrow. it is the silver lining on the cooler days of fall but getting that cup of starbucks pumpkin spice latte may be harder. some stores have been rinning -- running out of the syrup used to make. this starbucks said there's no nationwide crisis and if stores are having a pumpkin emergency, they can place an extra order. the first debate is over. now it's time for the great debate over the latest jobs report. how romney and obama are spinning the number. >> fans of 30 rock. what alec baldwin tweeted. barnhill: you hear a lot of talk about question seven...
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so let me tell you what i know: if question seven passes, my company's going to... bring table games, like blackjack and poker... right here to baltimore. a twenty-five million dollar investment... that'll create five hundred new jobs. all right here. today, marylanders are spending $500 million gaming... in other states. let's keep it here. i'm chad barnhill, and we're ready to build right here. we're ready, and it's real. and all that has to happen... is question seven.
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take you down into enemy territory in dallas, texas, where we have been watching the skies. clouding up a little bit, changing weather in the lone star state for the big game. it looks like winds will be shifting around. we'll see temperatures dropping from the 70s to the 60s. here is the first pitch forecast. 72 degrees. mostly cloudy skies, winds five to 15. that will allow temps to drop. you can see a hit or miss shower. at least the o's are back playing outdoors. all right. speaking of -- baltimore, current conditions, 80 degrees. the overall setup is a beautiful one across the area. if you're headed to your best friend's house or favorite pub, the weather will be fantastic. 73 at the beach.
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64 in the mountains. winds are light and from the west but the winds really will be pick up through the day tomorrow. new frontal boundary already marching into ohio, detroit, dropping temperatures. into the second half of the week. you see that boundary brings the winds up saturday and the possibility of showers developing into the day on sunday as a coastal system comes up. the cool air will arrive. showers on top of the cool air. a raw chilly day. optimistic that most of the rain will clear out before later sunday evening when we have the big playoff game. take a look at the setup. we're watching the shot of cooler air. it will be pushing in that direction, replacing that warm beautiful air that we have right now. much cooler, breezier and rain showers on and off through the day on sunday.
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tonight 57, mostly clear and cooler. the outlook tomorrow 75, sunny, breezy conditions. we'll hit the high temperature around noon. 4 tomorrow night, bringing the chance for a shower, if you're out, bring the umbrella. sunshine will dominate into columbus day and tuesday. temperatures will get more seasonal. it will mark a huge change from this friday. back to you. now to democracy 2012 news. the jobs report shows the economy made some strides last month but quickly turned into a war of words between president obama and mitt romney. tory dunnan is live in washington. so what are the two candidates saying about this. >> the two candidates have different takes on the exact same numbers. with election day just 32 days
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away, both sides realize how important it s -- it is. first came the numbers. the unemployment rate fell. it's down from 142,000 in august but on par with what many economists predicted. then came the reaction. >> this morning we found that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate since i took office. >> reporter: the president cited the report as evidence his policies is working. >> today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: romney has been critical of the white house, failing to get it below 8%. >> unemployment above 8%. >> reporter: today without the benchmark romney found areas to
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fault the opponent. >> the unemployment rate has come down very, very slowly. the reason it has come down is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> reporter: also if elected, mitt romney is promising to add 12 million jobs. by the way, the next jobs report comes out the friday before election day. >> all right. tory dunnan, our soldier on the campaign trail. the presidential race just weeks away. arlington, texas. >> we want to head back out to federal hill. people seem more excited, more nervous, a lot of nail biting. >> tell everybody how nervous i
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am. >> listen. it gives it a texas feeling, doesn't it? it's great. everybody is waiting for this experience. we're living it. everybody that you talked to, there's one thing on their mind, the orioles. >> that's absolutely correct. >> it's incredibly anxious friday. everybody is walking around waiting for 8:37. everybody knows exactly when the first pitch is. 8:37. we're on the hill with joe saunders. i say saunders will turn in a mike flanagans performance. >> got to go with joe saunders. >> the thing about it is joe sip
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and -- josie and rosie, pars like these were flooded with people watching the orioles. four chairs and 1,000 people waiting for those four chairs. everybody on the streets happy. that's what the orioles can do. >> evil texas fans causing problems right there. we'll get it straightened out. we'll have much more team coverage of the orioles playoff run tonight including a special half hour of extended coverage. scott garceau will be with jamie in federal hill and keeping check on all night long for the latest o's news and more pictures from you. send them to us, the best fans in baseball. coming up all new at 6:00, howard community college students make a big discovery
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during a dig. and what you and your pooch can expect at tomorrow's humane society event. >> we'll have those stories and much more coming up at six.
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ann romney will be filling in on "good morning america" october 10th. she's one of several to fill in for robin roberts. the show that cracks us up with the behind the scenes look at a fictitious variety show could be getting another season
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after all. last night 30 rock, which stars tina fey started its seventh and final season. alec baldwin tweeted he's ready to take a pay cut to have another season. educators and school administrators met in college park today. what they're doing to help stop bullying. >> that's coming up on abc2 news at 6 which starts right now. our team coverage will take us out to texas. christian schaffer is covering the o's as joe saunders gets set to take the mound in that huge game. >> monday's house fire on bologna avenue,
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